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Lewis, Richard (1710)

Lewis, Richard, London, cane chairmaker (1710). Born in Shropshire. App. to a maker at ‘The Crown’ in St Paul's Churchyard. May not have completed his apprenticeship before he joined the First Regiment of Foot-Guards. By January 1710 he had deserted, and an advertisement was placed seeking his apprehension. At that time he was 21 years of age. [London Gazette, 25–31 January 1709–10]

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.